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Monday, August 26, 2013

Tina M. Thomas and John J. Salko, 322 E. Union St., Apt. 2, Tamaqua.

Ramona B. Smith and Sheldon E. Croll, 74 Bernhard Road, Barnesville.

Vanessa H. Aburaileh, 233 Pine St., Tamaqua, and Joseph M. Francis, 123 Market St., Tamaqua.

Eleanor M. Fantini and Chad M. Gerber, 125 E. High St., Coaldale.

Christine A. Malitsky and Michael R. Zahorchak, 792 N. James St., Hazleton.

Deborah M. Weiss, 28 Main St., New Philadelphia, and David J. Bagdonis, 38 Main St., New Philadelphia.

Monday, August 26, 2013
VICTOR IZZO/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS Pictured with their coaches, are some of the athletes who will be competing at the Special Olympics National Games, which will be held in New Jersey in June of 2014. They are, from left, Daniel Kurtz, athlete; Mary Huber, coach; Amy Williamson, athlete; Delina Rodrigues, athlete; Dave Rodigues, head athletics coach; Ryan Lee, athlete; Christine Rodigues, coach; and Chad Kurtz, coach.

Athletes, family, coaches, and volunteers filled the Koch-Wildoner pavilion at Mauch Chunk Lake Park recently for the annual Carbon County Special Olympics Family Picnic.

The aroma of hot dogs and hamburgers filled the air as those present played lawn games, visited the beach, and enjoyed the food and refreshments. There were also desserts, provided by the athletes and their families.

During the event it was announced that several of the Carbon County Special Olympians will be competing at the Special Olympics National Games, which will be held in New Jersey in June of 2014

Monday, August 26, 2013
GAIL MAHOLICK/TIMES NEWS Angela "Ann" DeKorte celebrates her 100th birthday today. Her family and friends feted her at a birthday celebration on Sunday at the Beaver Run Rod and Gun Club.

Angela "Ann" DeKorte celebrated her 100th birthday on Sunday with family and friends at the pavilion at Beaver Run Rod and Gun Club.

DeKorte, a resident of the Village at Palmerton, was born on Aug. 26, 1913 in Patterson, N.J. and grew up in New Jersey. She lived most of her married life in upstate New York with her late husband Garry DeKorte, where they owned a 350-acre farm following his retirement.

He passed away in 1995.

On the farm, the couple raised cows and pigs and hosted their children and grandchildren at family get-togethers.

Friday, August 23, 2013

NEW YORK (AP) – The back-to-school shopping season is kicking into high gear, but stores have been pushing it for a month. They're working hard to get parents to spend, spend, spend on notebooks, computers, clothes and other student needs.

The National Retail Federation trade group predicts that families with school-age children will spend an average of $634.78 on shoes, clothes, supplies and electronics, with total back-to-school spending expected to reach $72.5 billion.

But how do you spend wisely and find the best deals? Here are a few tips from the experts:

Friday, August 23, 2013
AP Photo/Holly Ramer Handmade notecards are made by spraying cardstock with chalkboard paint. Get in the back-to-school mood by making notecards that incorporate old-school elements like chalkboards, vintage maps, notebook paper and brown paper lunch sacks. With chalkboard art as a trend, turning a notecard into a mini-chalkboard is as easy as applying a few coats of spray paint to a piece of cardstock.

My classroom days are decades behind me, but I still miss the nerdy pleasure of heading back to school each September with new notebooks and folders, color coded by subject of course.

Pretty stationery, however, feels like an acceptable substitute. A stack of blank notecards holds the same promise of a fresh start as school supplies do, especially a set that incorporates old-school elements like chalkboards, vintage maps, notebook paper and brown paper lunch sacks.

Friday, August 23, 2013

The Tamaqua High School Class of 1953 will hold its 60-year class reunion at 4:30 p.m. Sept. 21 at the Top of the 80's Restaurant in West Hazleton. Reservation deadline is Sept. 14.

All class members are invited to attend. For more information or a registration form, call (570) 668-1831 or (570) 668-3109.

Thursday, August 22, 2013

The Hazleton Fibromyalgia Support Group will meet at 6 p.m. on Sept. 4 at Faith United Church of Christ, 21 Faith Drive, Hazleton. The church is located off the Airport Beltway behind the Toyota dealership.

Local chiropractor Dr. Dan Gavio will serve as guest speaker. His topic will be "Active Release Technique: Upper Extremity Shoulder to Hand."

For information or directions, call Carol at (570) 788-7363; Alice at (570) 788-3847; or Debbie at (570) 956-1862.

You can also visit the group on Facebook.

Thursday, August 22, 2013
 The cast of Gilligan's Island will be recreated in the Tamaqua area on Sept. 21 in a presentation on behalf of Grier City Sunday School. From left: Carl Altman, Zita Harner, Erik Searles, Dana Hartman-Beil, Jim Stepanchick, Lisa Broomell and Dan Thomas, Jr.

Local audiences will have a chance to experience an old classic taking on an all-new twist in September thanks to the collaboration of two non-profit groups.

"Gilligan's Island ... of Death" will be presented Saturday, Sept. 21 at Christ Church, known as the White Church, 132 Church Road, Tamaqua R.D.

The event will be presented on behalf of Grier City Sunday School in conjunction with Lift Your Spirits Performing Arts.

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Todd James Witkowski, 113 W. Main St., Quakake, Rush Township, and Alicia Christina Serina, 311 E. Patterson St., Lansford.

Evan Charles Heiser and Josephine Margaret Abbott, 8758 S. Loop Road, Slatington.

Ryan Adam Green and Lorynn Brittany Niklas, 8160 Interchange Road, Lehighton.

Robert Paul Moyer and June Ann Toro, 72 E. Railroad St., Nesquehoning.

Thursday, August 22, 2013

The Lehighton Area Class of 1973 will host its 40-year reunion on Saturday, Nov. 9 at the Mahoning Valley Country Club, beginning at 5:30 p.m.

Reservations are due by Sept. 1.

For an invitation or additional information, please call Jim Kunkle at (610) 377-2644.